Rebels are yellin’ about that dang gay pride flag

In survey after survey and poll after poll, the results always show the younger generation of Americans is much more accepting of LGBT issues, such as marriage equality, than their elders.

And so we know that in time those on the wrong side of history will also be on the wrong side of the ground. (As in buried.)

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New poll finds same-sex marriage support at all-time high

Sec. of State Hillary Clinton

Support for marriage equality is at an all-time high, according to a new poll released by The Washington Post / ABC News.

Some 58 percent of Americans now support the right for gay and lesbian couples to marry, but perhaps the most surprising result came from the question, “Do you think being homosexual is something that people choose to be, or do you think it's just the way they are?” Some 62 percent of respondents stated they believed being gay was not a choice.

The poll surveyed 1,001 adults and held a margin of error of 3.5 percent. It was conducted between March 7-10 of this year.

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Gallup: 3.4% of Americans identify as LGBT

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A new survey conducted by public opinion research firm Gallup has found that 3.4 percent of Americans identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.

The poll, conducted between June 1 and Sept. 30, 2012, asked participants “Do you, personally, identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender?” More than 121,000 responses were collected, according to Gallup.

Previous surveys have shown the number of LGBT Americans could be as high as 4 percent. Gallup says this most recent study is the largest such study on record.

Other findings show that women are more likely to be LGBT than men, but only by a slight margin: 3.6 percent of women surveyed identified as LGBT, while only 3.3 percent of men said the same.